Roman Mars and 99% Invisible remember a time when the Soviet Union was a world player, but not in design. We hear about their impassioned effort to recreate designs and manufacture goods- just like the rest of the world.
Bernd Wollschlaeger grew up in Germany, and heard his father's World War II stories - war stories about being a senior officer in Hitler's Army. When Bernd got older he heard the other stories, about the millions of Jews and civilians who'd been persecuted and killed by the Nazis. When Bernd found out that his father had been involved, and that his father seemed to bear no guilt, he didn't know what to do
Gene Matthews was a missionary serving in South Korea at a time when the country was ruled by military dictators. Gene helped dissidents like future South Korean president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kim Dae Jung by smuggling documents and ministering to victims of torture.
In 1964, Bob Moses led an effort to bring 1000 mostly-white volunteers to Mississippi. Their job was to register African American voters and teach them about their civil rights through "freedom schools." Just before the project began, three volunteers disappeared - and were later found dead.
Fifty years ago this summer, Virginia Williams and six other young African Americans walked into a segregated ice cream parlor in Durham, N.C., sat down, and ordered ice cream. They were arrested and jailed. Guest host Aaron Henkin talks to Virginia about how she got involved with the "Durham Seven" - and what happened after their arrest.Also in this episode, lost and found recipes. And, going green.